Mark Miracle’s 2nd Update on the X-Train Down Under Tour

Arizona’s X-Train, now on their first International Tour in Australia and New Zealand have WOW’d their first audience.   The band’s Mark Miracle has also been busy at the laptop keyboard and sends his second “Guest Blogger” Report = this time from New Zealand.     Mark writes;

Played in Auckland last night for the Auckland Bluegrass Club. The venue was an old Cold War bunker atop a hill overlooking the Auckland Harbor…very cool, especially at night! Image634576370789820690

The lights of the town reflecting off the harbor water was real nice, the weather was cool and clear and during the break we all went out and had coffee, tea and wine out on the side yard overlooking the view. Played to a packed house of appreciative music lovers. We even had a round of 3-4 sing-a-long tunes where you could barely hear the banjo during the choruses…oh rapture! The concert was recorded so maybe we can get a copy and share snippets of the show.

Spent the day in downtown Auckland site-seeing, food-tasting and jay-walking…what an awesome town! Took a ton of pics and videos and hope to share them as soon and I can go through and pick out some interesting shots that don't include a bunch of blokes from the US...he.

Now we are in Hamilton, NZ for a concert at the Hamilton Gardens - an amazing place where you can walk amongst several varieties of flora and fauna and other types of salad fixin's that inspired me to sit and blog about it. Should be a great show tonight with 2 bands playing and the food is catered! Now, I'm off to find some ranch dressing...MM.


If you missed Mark’s first post, you can read it here:  http://www.prescriptionbluegrassblog.com/2011/11/harrietville-its-australian-for.html

No comments: